Nicole by Sarah Monzon – Book Review

Posted January 7, 2021 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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Nicole by Sarah Monzon – Book Review


by Sarah Monzon

Series: Sewing in SoCal #3
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Publication Date January 7, 2021
Genres: Clean Romance
Setting: California Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 260


Who has time to date when she’s trying to raise a miniature human by herself AND save the planet from its irresponsible inhabitants? Not to mention my winning personality (snort) and my curves-have-curves figure (eyeroll) don’t exactly attract the opposite sex. Unfortunately, none of these reasons have stopped my best friends and SoCal sewing sisters from taking on the archaic role of matchmakers, and they’re not beneath a little bribery if that’s what it takes to get my cooperation. Let’s just say everyone has their weak spot, and donations to my favourite charities is mine.

If I were to consider a romantic relationship, my dream guy certainly wouldn’t be immature, everything-is-a-game Dr. Drew Bauer. The man raises my body temperature faster than global warming does the Earth’s! But life seems determined to keep throwing us together, especially now that one of my SoCal sewing sisters is engaged to his best friend, in which case there can only be one of two outcomes:

1. I kill him in a fit of annoyance.

2. My common sense escapes me, and I fall in love with him.

Honestly, I'm not sure which would be worse.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

Also in this series: Molly, Jocelyn

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Heartwarming and humorous. Both are great descriptions for Nicole.

I loved Drew’s playfulness and the way he enjoyed finding ways to push her buttons. Not unkindly – he just knew the subjects she was passionate about and brought them up in conversation – taking the opposite side than she would. Sure, in some ways he was like the kid dunking the girl’s braids into the inkwell, but it worked. Especially as I got more glimpses of the deeper layers to this man.

Any woman who has struggled with insecurity related to her appearance will relate to Nicole. Hurt badly by her ex-husband, she assumed everyone saw her as he did. Which made Drew’s attraction to her such a surprise to Nicole. It was refreshing to have a less-than perfect-looking heroine. Due to the lesson learned about beauty being in the eyes of the beholder, there was perhaps more of an emphasis on physical attraction than is normally seen in books by Sarah Monzon. I believe it was necessary for the story, though.

Readers who enjoy a sweet romance will want to read Nicole and the entire Sewing in So. Cal series.

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About Sarah Monzon

Sarah Monzon Author

From the author:  Sarah Monzon is a Navy chaplain’s wife and a stay at home mom to the two cutest littles in the world. Playing pretend all day with them isn’t enough, she spends the evenings after their heads hit the pillow to create her own imaginary characters. When she isn’t in the world of make believe, she can be found in the pine forests of western Washington taking care of her family, fostering friendships, and enjoying all the adventures each day brings.

Her debut novel, The Isaac Project, skyrocketed to Amazon bestseller status while her Sophomore book, Finders Keepers, won the 2017 SELAH award for contemporary romance.


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